Modern city

After 1870, Wilhelm II commissioned the Berlin architect, Kröger, with the task of making the city of Metz more prestigious and German in appearance. The new imperial quarter, laid out around the wide Avenue Foch, the railway station and administrative buildings, was built out of pink or grey sandstone, granite and basalt in order to break with the tradition of yellow Jaumont stone prevalent in the rest of the town. The result is a veritable hotchpotch of styles: Gothic, Romanesque, Renaissance and Art nouveau.

Useful information

Address : 

place du Gén.-de-Gaulle, 57000 Metz

Nearby tourist attractions

Station
Station
The impressive Metz railway station was
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Avenue Foch
Avenue Foch
The spacious Avenue Foch, lined with
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Pompidou-Metz Centre
Pompidou-Metz Centre
The work of three architects, Shigeru
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Church of St Martin
Church of St Martin
Its foundations are formed by the Gallo
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Arsenal
Arsenal
Designed by Ricardo Bofill, this ultra
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Chapel of the Knights Templar
Chapel of the Knights Templar
The Knights Templar, whose Commandery in
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Station
Station
The impressive Metz railway station was
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Avenue Foch
Avenue Foch
The spacious Avenue Foch, lined with
0:15
Church of St Martin
Church of St Martin
Its foundations are formed by the Gallo
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See all